After SHOT

March 13th, 2012

Some of the early reports from SHOT are already up. NSSF reports that the 2012 show was a record breaker with over 61,000 in attendance.  Buyers were checking out the new products and the media was there in full force as well. Lots of friends stopped by the CZ-USA booth  to take a look at their favorite models and see what the news was on 2012 releases.  Dan Wesson fan  Ted Nugent happened dropped in for a visit, of course Tom Knapp was a regular at the booth as well.

The bloggers and e-media folks got the scoop from the CZ and DW staff on a plethora of new products. For those who couldn’t be there, but would like to see some of the high points, here are just a few of the reports:

Misfires & Light Strikes covers the new models… they should also win an award for best segue: “Then it was off to CZ. I resisted the urge to circle their booth 7 times and murmur “I confess there are no designers but Josef and Frantisek Koucky and Jeff Cooper is their prophet”, but only barely…”

Accurate shooter video coverage of New 455 and 527 models.

805 Bren seen at SHOT.

Shelley Rae takes a look at the CZ Custom Shop Protek

Scott Mayer from GunsAmerica stops by to check out the new CZ products.

Gallery of Guns takes a tour of the booth with Angus.

NUTNFANCY walks through the new Dan Wesson models with DW manager Keith Lawton:  then they go in depth with Angus Hobdell on the CZ Custom Shop pistols.

Shooting Illustrated posted a video introduction of the suppressor ready P-07 Duty.

Policemag covers the new P-07 offerings.

Quack’s Gun Stuff shared some pics of the new Dan Wessons.

The Military Arms Channel takes a look at both the new CZ Scorpion EVO as well as the Bren 805 series.   Currently available for LE and military sales only, but here’s something fun, the Scorpion Evo spotted in licensed airsoft form …

Bobby Holik

Bobby Holik, Czech American NHL Legend teamed up with CZ-USA in 2011 to promote the CZ line of bolt action rifles, semi-automatic handguns and handcrafted shotguns. The ice hockey center began his U.S. career with the Hartford Whalers, won two Stanley Cups with the New Jersey Devils and went on to plan for New York Rangers and Atlanta Thrashers. In his 1,314 career NHL games, Holik scored 747 points (326 goals, 421 assists) and became of the the most productive Czech born players in the NHL.
Like his grandfather, Bobby treasures our outdoor heritage. At home on his ranch in Wyoming, Bobby understands our responsibility as custodians for the land and wildlife on a first hand basis.


CZ firearms are imported to United States exclusively by CZ-USA, a wholly owned subsidiary of Ceska Zbrojovka, a.s. Uhersky Brod (CZUB) of the Czech Republic whose history dates back to 1936. CZ firearms have been available through distribution channels in the US since 1991 through independent importers and in 1997 CZUB recognized the need to control its own destiny and established CZ-USA with its headquarters in Kansas City, KS. All distribution, sales, marketing, warranty and parts support operates from Kansas City location. In 2005 a great opportunity came to CZ-USA by acquiring Dan Wesson Firearms, traditional American manufacturer of premium 1911 style handguns and unique revolvers with interchangeable barrels.